Deborra-lee Furness turned down a chance to party with Sir Mick Jagger in favour of going on her first date with Hugh Jackman.

The 'Greatest Showman' star has been married to Deborrah-Lee since 1996, and has said he knew she was special during their first date, when she shunned the Rolling Stones rocker after he invited her to party in the middle of her date with Hugh.

Speaking alongside his wife during an episode of 'The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon', Hugh recalled: ''So the first night we started our relationship ... where our relationship kicked off, I was having a dinner party. We were working together on a TV series and I had a dinner party with Deb and 12 others.

''Deb got a phone call halfway through dinner. We're in Melbourne, Australia, and the phone rings and Deb picks it up and everyone goes quiet. This is ... we're talking '94, mobile phones were new. So everyone goes quiet and Deb's talking, and she's like 'Who? Hang on a sec,' and then she says 'Mick Jagger's in a limo outside your house, and wants to go and party with me.' ''

And Deborra-Lee clarified: ''My girlfriend wanted me to come party with Mick Jagger.''

Hugh, 51, was expecting the actress and producer to go to the party, and said he couldn't believe it when she said she'd much rather stay with him.

He said: ''She goes, 'You can tell Mick I'm having dinner with Hugh Jackman.' I went, 'Whoa'. Part of me was thrilled, and part of me was like 'You should have gone'.''

Since the dinner date, things couldn't have gone better for Hugh and Deborra-Lee, as the couple - who have son Oscar, 19, and daughter Ava, 14, together - recently celebrated 24 years of marriage.